Germany to press Kuwait to let Israelis fly on its national airline


Illustrative: Screen capture from video of a Kuwait Airways airliner taking off. (YouTube/LAXSPOTTER97)
Berlin promises diplomatic action after a German court ruled that Kuwait Airways has the right to bar Israelis from its flights

The Times of Israel

Germany’s foreign ministry said it will press Kuwait about a law that prevented its national airline from transporting an Israeli citizen on a flight originating in Frankfurt.

Deputy foreign minister Michael Roth told Die Welt newspaper Friday that Germany’s ambassador has been asked to raise the issue with Kuwaiti authorities.

The move follows a Frankfurt court ruling Thursday that Kuwait Airways didn’t have to transport the Israeli on a 2016 flight that included a stopover in Kuwait City because it would have faced legal repercussions at home.

The court noted the airline wasn’t allowed to have contracts with Israelis under Kuwait’s boycott of Israel.

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